CHRISTMAS, as we all know, is a time for caring.
And you really could make a difference by taking the plunge on Boxing Day.
With another festive season approaching, the charity CLIC Sargent, which cares for children with cancer, is looking for volunteers to head to Leven’s Promenade for the fourth annual Boxing Day Dip.
The seasonal splash for cash sees Fifers, many in fancy dress, take time off from scoffing selection boxes and leftover turkey to brave the icy waters of the Forth.
Since it began in 2008, the event has enjoyed marvellous support, gathering a hugely impressive total of over £22,000. Principal organiser Hamish Alldridge was delighted with the commitment so far by local people and hoped some new volunteers might be willing to join in the fun, as well as regular supporters.
Last year, despite the prolonged spell of severely cold weather, around 30 vividly-clad revellers took to the depths. Mr Alldridge said supporters had helped make the Leven Dip a big event and an important community occasion.
CLIC Sargent was currently working with local families, he said, so money raised would go directly to helping people in the Levenmouth area.
Mr Alldridge added: “People really have done so well. It’s nice to see familiar faces – and let’s have some new people to support the old guard.”
The charity hopes all individual participants can raise £50 of sponsorship, with this year’s event taking place at 1pm on Monday, December 26.
The more people who take part, the more vital cash will go towards helping youngsters.
More information is available from Hamish Alldridge on 01382 223937 or 0796 809 8939, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.clicsargent.org.uk